Maybe I'm giving too much credit to Hollywood studios, but you've got to suspect that they are aware that there's a
big-deal election happening in November and so they might be marketing and releasing films
with that in mind. Maybe not so much to influence the outcome of the election as to exploit
audiences' feelings about it.
Negative ads. Smear campaigns. Glad-handing voters. Intimidation.
Piles of money. And the cold dead hand of a master manipulator behind the
scenes. Yes, it's Oscar campaign season again. Not nearly as entertaining as
the donnybrook for the Republican Presidential nomination, but in many ways involving
the same tactics, dynamics, frustrations, and likely outcome.